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Georgia State University


The history of Georgia State University began in 1913 when it was founded as the Georgia Institute of Technology's "Evening School of Commerce." Holding classes in rented space in downtown Atlanta, the School moved its location several times to surroundings that could accommodate the increasing enrollment. 


With six campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the university provides its world-class faculty and more than 54,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. 


Georgia State University ranks among the nation’s top 115 public and private universities in the Carnegie Foundation’s elite category of Research Universities/Very High Research Activity. This category represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting universities in the U.S.

The Carnegie classification has been the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education for the past four decades. The very high research activity designation further confirms that Georgia State is competing with the Nation’s top universities. 

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Student services

Lounges, food courts and a student-run movie theater offer patrons several ways to relax and socialize in the Student Center. The center also houses student organization offices and numerous offices and programs to serve students and the campus community.

Housing services

On campus, the living’s easy. Whether you feel most at home in one of our traditional residence halls, in Greek housing with your sorority or fraternity or in an intimate Living-Learning Community with like-minded peers, there’s a place for you here.

As you get to know Atlanta and Georgia State’s campus, our six cozy and amenity-rich communities will make you feel right at home. Campus’ walkability offers quick access to key attractions, PantherDining halls and recreation, and an opportunity to soak up our bustling city’s beauty and charm.

Library services

The University Library of today is a platform for discovery, creativity, and innovation. A “platform” where people from different walks of life come together can facilitate “collisions” of ideas that lead to new insight, and that “spark” innovation. We aim to provide this kind of a place – both online and in our six library facilities. 

ICT services

Visit the new IIT Technology Service Desk system for technology help and to contact the technology help center.

Medical services

Welcome to Georgia State University’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) page. Georgia State provides comprehensive, affordable health insurance for our eligible students and their dependents. Our plan complies with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

Campus life

Alpharetta Campus is a thriving and diverse campus initially opened in 2000. In 2010, course offerings were expanded to include all academic areas, including 2000-level classes and additional day and evening courses.

The Clarkston Campus is one of the most culturally diverse in the University System of Georgia, with students from more than 150 countries.

The Dunwoody Campus sits on 100 acres in a residential district of north DeKalb County, where the college has developed a strong reputation as a community partner and institution for higher learning.

Sports facilities

ATLANTA—Georgia State University will name its football field at Georgia State Stadium in honor of Parker H. "Pete" Petit, chairman and chief executive officer of MiMedx Group, successful entrepreneur and long-time supporter of the university, who has made a $10 million gift to the university to support the Athletics program.  

Student clubs

Make the most of your academic experience by participating in a student organization or club at the Robinson College of Business. Your participation in clubs gives you opportunities to build strong ties with other students, faculty and practitioners in your field while gaining recognition and improving your leadership skills.

Georgia State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools:   Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, masters,  specialist and doctorate degrees. 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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